Snohomish County (Washington) Airport commercial airline apron configuration

Project Summary

Paine Field, also known as Snohomish County Airport, is an international airport near Everett, Washington, about 25 miles north of Seattle. A variety of aircraft reside at Paine Field, from single-engine planes to Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Boeing’s manufacturing plant for its 747, 767, 777 and 787 aircraft is based at Paine Field.

Propeller Airports, a private company with plans to build a state-of-the-art passenger terminal building at Paine Field, chose Hanson to provide engineering services for the configuration of a commercial airline apron.

Hanson converted a ramp and taxi lane that had been used for de-icing and overflow parking into a two-gate commercial aircraft ramp with two remain overnight (RON) positions, a vehicle service road (VSR), layout for ground service equipment (GSE) and an ingress-egress access taxi lane. This effort included geometric design, structural analysis, modeling of aircraft pushback operations, jet bridge layouts, ramp lighting and coordination with the airport regarding the air-operations area (AOA) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA)-restricted areas. Hanson also completed an analysis of the parking lot layouts and access control points.